The story of Lyra and Will and their attempts
to understand the universe and its nature is fun and gripping.
Pullman's ability to evoke realistic worlds and images is
amazing. His characters, on the whole, are interesting and
compelling, and his creativity is second to none. The books
attempt to deal with the great themes of philosophic and theological
thought: the nature of evil, the nature of redemption, the
power of love, loyalty, the consequences of our actions and
choices, etc. However, the overall message
is fatally marred by what can only be described as the
personal blind spot of the author himself.
It becomes clear in The… Read more